This blog post will cover cooking brown rice from scratch. This step-by-step recipe explains how to make a delicious and healthy side dish for your dinner. Brown rice has been shown in studies to be more nutritious than white rice because it contains more fibre and essential nutrients like magnesium, selenium, zinc, manganese and thiamine. These are just some of the many reasons why you should add brown rice into your diet!
Brown rice has a different cooking time than white rice, so make sure to adjust your cook time accordingly.
The ratio to cook steamed brown rice is two parts of water for each part of rice.
The first thing you’ll need to do is wash your dark rice. You can either use a strainer or bowl and cold water. Drain the rice in a fine-mesh sieve, then repeat this step two more times. This process ensures that no dirt from the field remains on your grains of brown rice! Now that we have washed our wholewheat rice, it’s time to cook it.
In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Add your rinsed brown rice and stir gently. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid. Simmer for 45 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed by the rice. Remove the pan from the heat and let sit, covered for at least 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.
Cooking Brown Rice: Recipe
Steamed Brown RiceCourse: SidesCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Very Easy
Do you like how rice tastes but want to eat healthier? Then, brown rice is your best option! Brown rice (also called whole grain) has the same sweet taste as white rice, but it’s more nutritious- with fibre, selenium and manganese.
One cup brown rice
Two cups water or broth
Salt, to taste (optional)
- Wash and rinse the Brown rice
- Put water and rice on a medium saucepan
- Bring it to a boil
- Reduce heat and let it simmer for 45 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let sit, covered for at least 15 minutes
- Fluff with a fork or spoon before serving.
- The ratio to cook steamed brown rice is two parts of water for each part of rice.
What to eat with Brown Rice
Once you master how to cook brown rice, these other recipes will make it a great side: